GRE Word List

AVOCATION

secondary or minor occupation

The meaning of the word avocation is secondary or minor occupation.

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WordMeaning
sylvanpertaining to the woods or the country
homogeneousof the same kind; uniform in composition throughout
appellationname; title
spoonerismaccidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
symbiosisinterdependent relationship (between groups, species) often mutually beneficial; ADJ. symbiotic; CF. together + life
palliateease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
remittanceremitting of money; amount of money remitted
scufflestruggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
psychopathicpertaining to mental dearrangement; N. psychopath: person with an antisocial personality disorder
respirationbreathing; exhalation; ADJ. respiratory